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General Assembly Vice-President Abulkalam Abdul Momen.
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UN honours poet Tagore for messages of tolerance and harmony

The United Nations today honoured Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, whose collection of poetry, Gitanjali, and its universal message of harmony are the focus of an event at the Headquarters in New York aimed at promoting mutual respect and cross-cultural understanding.

Today’s global challenges aggravated by intolerance – Ban Ki-moon

Promoting tolerance is a vital part of tackling many of today's global challenges which, though mostly political in nature, are aggravated and rendered intractable by the distrust, and even hostility, among different cultural and religious groups, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a high-level gathering on bridging the divide between Islam and the West.